The Monkey and the Inkpot

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Created: 06/09/11
Last Edited: 11/20/12
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This poster brings life to the short story by Jorge Luis Borges by examining the story’s exclusivity of action (only one character acts at a time) and their uniting element: ink translated as language and represented by typography. The story is split into two fragments, which are then separated spatially. Only one fragment of the story is legible from any given viewing distance. Moving toward the poster, perception of the larger words dissolves as soon the smaller text comes into focus. This approach insists on a physical as well as cognitive relationship between the viewer and poster, as one must physically interact with the object in order to read the full story.
  • The Monkey and the Inkpot
    Poster
  • This poster brings life to the short story by Jorge Luis Borges by examining the story’s exclusivity of action (only one character acts at a time) and their uniting element: ink translated as language and represented by typography. The story is split into two fragments, which are then separated spatially. Only one fragment of the story is legible from any given viewing distance. Moving toward the poster, perception of the larger words dissolves as soon the smaller text comes into focus. This approach insists on a physical as well as cognitive relationship between the viewer and poster, as one must physically interact with the object in order to read the full story.

    I made use of a custom script written in Processing to compose this poster.
  • The Monkey and the Inkpot, 905 x1280mm (world format), poster, 2011
  • The Monkey and the Inkpot (detail), 905 x1280mm (world format), poster, 2011
  • The Monkey and the Inkpot (detail), 905 x1280mm (world format), poster, 2011
  • The Monkey and the Inkpot (detail), 905 x1280mm (world format), poster, 2011

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